55 Hester Street

The Essex Street Gallery Moves to 55 Hester, Joins ‘Art Strike’ Against Trump’s Inauguration

Posted January 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Essex Street Gallery is returning home. For the last five years, the showroom held court on Eldridge Street, having been forced from its namesake. And it’s happening just in time for a coordinated “gallery strike” against Trump’s inauguration. Moving to 55 Hester Street, formerly home to the Tracy Williams gallery, provided a massive opportunity […]

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Glassy Gertel’s Killing Condo Has Risen from the Dead on Hester Street

Posted July 7, 2015 at 5:14 am

Once dubbed a “historic hole,” the former home of Gertel’s Bakery at 53 Hester Street is now filled with an eleven-story tumor. Sitting unpretty. Unencumbered, even. The finger building disrobed a couple weeks ago after many months of construction work. In fact, the project site was fallow until late last year. It’s been a long […]

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Rent Hike Forces Chinatown Advocacy Group ‘CAAAV’ to Move Across Hester Street

Posted January 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

Ready the trucks, CAAAV is on the move… The leasing sign hangs in the front window clear as day. After a two-year stint, 46 Hester Street is no longer the headquarters for CAAAV (“Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence). They’re not moving too far, though. A spokesman for the grassroots Chinese advocacy group notes that the new […]

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Progress Report: The New 2 Allen Street

Posted March 17, 2011 at 6:09 am

We recently fielded correspondence regarding 2 Allen, and realized it’s been quite awhile since our last progress report.

Open House: 55 Hester Street

Last modified September 10, 2009 at 8:34 am

Back in March 2008, Curbed reported that a new dozen-story tumor was in the cards for 55 Hester Street, former home of Galore Tile Corp., and neighbor of pushed-out sweetheart Gertel’s.  Now those plans have come to fruition.  The replacement building of 27 condo units is nearly complete.  However, its white and turquois veneer very much […]